Fake flowers have a complicated and long lineage going back to pre-recorded history: foliage is among the earliest motifs to appear in art. Paper flowers arrived immediately following the invention of paper in China around 100 BC - and the practice spread from there. Artificial flowers maintain a rare high brow/low lowbrow balancing act - plastic bouquets and ancient golden wreaths make for strange (but delicious) bedfellows. The flowers here are all recognizably based on real plants, but with enough fine artistry that they are elevated from mere simulacrum - these are objects in homage.
We Are Out of Office is the project of Felix van Dam & Winneke de Groot, both of whom are designers from Holland. They run a small studio with a screen print and risograph workshop based in a cherry orchard just outside Utrech. Their work celebrates small objects and found treasures from around the world.
A few months ago, in an earlier season of quarantine, we asked Lucy Pelletier to join us on a "Zoom Studio Visit". The three of us assembled - floating heads in floating squares - unnerved by the digital but happy to be there. Lucy carried us around her studio pausing in front of various shelves of work while Jolie and I peered through respective Zoom windows shouting "slow down!", "good lord!" and generally panicking. The work we saw was brimming with grace - objects at once stately and humble, kind and dignified. The great great (great great?) grandchildren of Mesopotamian artifacts and American Folk Art - with a healthy dash of Calder, this work is a joy to behold.
The largest ever drop of Joseph Algieri's Foam Fountain Lamps has arrived just when we need it most. Welcome to a future where the lamps are plentiful, the foam is supple, and the best is yet to come.
Just when we need it most - the largest group of Body Confidence charms to date! Each charm comes with a written card - a poem, a wish, a direction - imbuing each figure with a purpose. These sculptures can live in your pocket, on a bedside, or on your mantle - keeping you company as you live, laugh, love, dance like no ones watching, grieve, and fight.
Table setting is an ancient practice - rooted in the social norms surrounding hospitality, generosity, and safety. Take a peek at this mini collection of F&M favorites.
it is with enormous pleasure that we welcome this collection of glassware to the Fredericks & Mae family! Each glass has a hand twisted rim of black/white glass - a sort of unique, irregular halo - and the straw is a totally tubular twisted delight. We wish you sweet sips from here on out.
Hand written notes carry a kind of gravity that can be intimidating - they are so permanent, so formal, so... intimate. Like a home made meal, or a custom drawing - hand written notes are gifts of time and attention.
In May of 2018 we opened our first brick and mortar shop in Brooklyn. Here we curate an ever changing array of artists and designers. Pay us a visit, or explore the shop.
Fredericks & Mae believes in taking delight in decorating a home. As friends and creative partners we share a mutual love of gift giving. A well chosen gift is a way to connect.